This is definitely a 'green' project!
The collected milk bags are then cut into strips, tied together and then
crocheted by a team of over 30 individuals involved in the project. Roughly 250 milk bags are required to make a sleepingmat; children's mats are 36 by 45 inches ( 91 by 114 cm) and adult mats are 36 by 65 inches (91 by 165 cm).
The excitement of this project is growing, as the practicality of this mat, being easy to make, easy to handle and easy to clean become more apparent for those in isolation and in need of the product in Angola. Over an 8 month period, this group has crocheted over 100 sleeping mats which are expected to be shipped via container from Canada to Angola by the end of 2010.
In other regions of the world where there are other kinds of disposable plastics, more ways are being explored to use these materials to make more mats.
If you and your group is interested in this project, contact me and I will provide the information concerning how to crochet the sleepingmat and have it shipped to Angola.